‘4 LeT associates held in Sopore, were asked to hurl grenade as test to join militant ranks’

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Srinagar, June 24: Four associates of LeT militants were arrested in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Wednesday.
“Police along with 52RR and CRPF busts LeT module by arresting 4 militants associates,” a police officer said on Tuesday.
He said that on specific information regarding presence of LeT militants, the joint team launched simultaneously cordon-and-search-operations at different locations at Muqam Pothka and Chanpora Athoora areas of Sopore and apprehended 4 LeT militant associates. They have been identified as Irfan Ahmed Mir, Irfan Ahmed Khan, Qaiser Rehman Khan, all residents of Putkha, and Suhail Ahmed Ganie of Chanpora, Athoora.
“During their sustained interrogation, all confessed to grenade attack on Police Post Putkha on directions of LeT militants Fayaz Ahmed War alias Umar and foreign militant alias Usman as a test for them to join militants ranks of LeT organization,” the officer said.
Moreover, the officer said, all were in touch with militants through different social media apps like whatsapp Conion, Threema and Vipole. “All four have been arrested in grenade attack case FIR No 48/2020 U/S 307, 7/27 IPC , 16 ULAP Act P/S Tarzoo by Sopore Police and further investigation into case is going on.”


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